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Meredith Monk performance, July, 1975.

Published July 23, 1975

Meredith Monk, composer, singer, director, choreographer, performs Our Lady of Late. Monk's vocals are accompanied by wine glass and percussion.

Run time 0:45:00
Label / Recorded by Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics


Reviewer: brewster - - December 1, 2004
Subject: Haunting and great voice control
If you have not listened to Meredith Monk before, I recommend it. Her style of music is abstract and eclectic, and her voice control brings a large range of sounds and effects to the medium.

I dont think I can make it out in this recording, but she is able to control her singing in the harmonic high notes made popular by the Tuvan throat singers. I believe this is quite difficult because the harmonics are created by beating two tones against each other, so small changes make large effects.